VANCOUVER -- A former youth hockey coach was handed a 15-day major by a Richmond judge Tuesday for an assault on two boys during a post-game handshake last year.
Martin Tremblay had pleaded guilty to two counts of assault for kicking the legs out from under two boys — aged 10 and 13 — at the end of a June 2012 game between the University of BC Hornets and Richmond Steel.
The sentence was a surprise considering the Crown did not ask for jail time. He will now serve a little more than two weeks at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre on weekends, followed by a year of probation and other conditions.
Provincial Court Judge Patrick Chen called a psychiatric assessment of Tremblay unreliable and said he believed the disgraced coach’s problems lie in anger-management issues, not medication withdrawal or exhaustion as argued by the defence.